Jackson Memorial Health has announced plans to open an urgent care center in Miami Gardens.
Responding to the need of the “many insured families” in the area, the company said the new center will be added to the existing North Dade Health center, which currently does not accept walk-in patients.
The urgent care center is the fifth announced by Jackson Health this year, and it likely will be paid for with a portion of the $830 million in taxpayer funds that Miami-Dade voters approved in November 2013.
Financing and design details will be announced in early 2016 when the Public Health Trust, Jackson’s governing board, will consider the full proposal, according to a memo from Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya. The other four urgent care centers will be in South Beach, Cutler Bay, North Miami and Country Walk.
The new urgent care center will be added to an existing facility known as the North Dade Health Center, which houses doctor’s offices but no walk-up facility where patients can receive care without an appointment.